The Illinois Humanities Council announced today that the Heritage has received $1,300 for the Bishop Hill Chautauqua.  This brand new event will occur on Saturday September 7.  The BHHA thanks the IHC for their contribution.  A detailed description of the BH Chautauqua is given below:

Spend the day with several characters from our past. Join us for a historical re-enactment brought to life through storytelling and music.  

History … in person:

1:00 Carl Sandburg:

Poet of the People

3:00 Civil War Women:

w/ Mother Bickerdyck, Julia Grant and Albert Cashiers

5:00 Dinner

6:00 America’s Musical History

w/ Ken Bradbury

7:00 The War of 1812

w/ Ninian Edwards &

Potawatomi Chief Gomo